Friday, October 23, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

So, I cheated and took Christmas pics before Halloween...
My first baby looks so grown up next to the last baby.

My favorite picture of the two of them.
My beautiful girl!
My other beautiful girl!
What he was thinking about doing the entire time we were taking pics!
You would think all these pics would inspire me to scrapbook. I haven't done anything in over a year now. It makes me sad just to walk by my stuff. Hopefully soon..... Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Pics

Here are a few pics of the little one. She has grown so much.


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

She Is Here!

Okay...So she has been here almost two weeks. This is little Elsa Belle. She arrived July 22nd at 2:43 am. She weighed 7 lbs and 6 oz. I will skip the scary birth story. She is perfect and we think she is beautiful. We truly feel blessed to have her.

Grandma and Grandpa Rhodes brought daddy peaches from Belleville in an Eckert's peach basket. Elsa's nickname has been peach since the kids found out they were getting a sister. (Austin loves Baby Peach on Mario Kart). So...when the peach box showed up shortly after the baby came home the kids insisted we take her picture in it.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Some Scrappy Love

I can't believe I'm actually getting in 2 posts this month. What a record for my lazy self. Anyway...I made these onesies for the little one. This material was a lot harder to sew on then I anticipated. They will probably fall apart when I wash them. They didn't quite turn out like I envisioned. Cute Boy thinks they are adorable. He made me feel much better. I used Creative Cafe felt, buttons, puffy flowers, and felt letters. Pretty much everything I guess.

We are finally out of school as of Friday. I am teaching summer school later in June, but for now we have been having a good time. More pictures at our favorite park!

We also enjoyed a beautiful day at the zoo. I felt like the fattest animal there. Geez...every time I see a picture I can't believe how big I've gotten!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Random Pics

Here is the hideous Easter pic as promised:

Ashley got a new baby for her birthday. Just thought with all the other changes in our family right now, might as well throw in a new puppy.

My best bud came all the way from Illinois to celebrate Ashley's birthday. I somehow managed to forget for the first time ever it was National Scrapbook Day. We celebrated by going to Elsie's Red Velvet Art store.

Geez....I am round.

Annika was all about the underwear album.

Austin had to spend some time outside due to behavior issues, but I distracted him by taking his picture a billion times.

The weather has been beautiful in between days of rain. We have been playing outside all we can.

My beautiful girl who is growing up too fast!

Hopefully I will have a scrappy post soon. I am working on a project for my momma and she has really been whining. (By working on...I mean I started the album cover :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Holy Cow

I didn't realize how long it has been since I posted. There is not a lot going on here. Just mostly being fat and grouchy. Or both. Every time I think about blogging...I think geez ... what am I gonna say. Nobody wants to hear that I've had to buy undergarments in sizes I didn't even know existed or about that weird stripe that's making it's way up my huge, round, ever growing belly. Or any of the other weird/gross pregnancy symptoms I am having. I'm sure you would go to one of those pregnancy chat boards if you wanted to hear that kind of info.

We did find out what we are having. Ryan's family isn't supposed to know yet. They want to be surprised. So, I probably shouldn't be blabbing all over the Internet that we are having a GIRL!!! Even though they don't know I have a blog. It still probably isn't fair to say we are THRILLED that we (I) get to buy little dresses and hair bows once again. Ashley is already feeling sorry her little sister and the torture that awaits her with the frilliness. Anyway, I am 27 weeks (already met all expectations for weight gain) and am due at the end of July. Here is the little chicken chunk at 19 weeks. We already have a name, but I won't spill on that yet. We will just call her baby E.

And I haven't really scrapbooked at all and I think I would feel better if I did. Here is a project for Creative Cafe that I did back in January. Sad, but true.

And a project for Creative Cafe/Hampton Art Stamps:

That's all I am up for tonight. I will try to post more later this week. I have some Easter pics of me looking pretty hot in a maternity dress. Stay tuned for those gems :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I am back. Wow. I have never neglected my blog for this long. I feel like I am behind on everything. So, I will share a couple of things that are going on.

There was this:

and then this. Which has made me sick and really tired.

and a couple of Creative Cafe projects. The owl is a new AccuCut die!

Hopefully there were enough orders at CHA to save these cute little felt butterflies.

and of course, my favorite two little people in the whole world.